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April 6, 2021 D9 Softball: Young Pitches Gem for St. Marys; Fox Drives in 8 for Karns City

Noel Anthony had the game-winning hit for Clarion in the top of the seventh inning Tuesday vs. C-L. Photo by Theresa Forrest

April 6 District 9 softball recaps

ST. MARYS 2, DUBOIS 0

ST. MARYS, Pa. – Kendall Young tossed a four-hit, no-walk shutout to help St. Marys beat visiting DuBois, 2-0.

Young struck out 11.

St. Marys got all the runs it would need in the first two innings scoring once in the first and once in the second.

Shannon Kaiser and Kara Hanslovan had RBIs for the Lady Dutch with Olivia Eckles and Janelle Krug scoring the runs. Eckles had a double.

Aleigha Geer took the loss going four innings and giving up two earned runs on five hits. She walked two and didn’t strike out a batter. Allie Snyder pitched two scoreless, hitless innings for the Lady Beavers striking out three.

Morgan Pasternak had a double for DuBois.

KARNS CITY 14, REDBANK VALLEY 0, 5 INNINGS

NEW BETHLEHEM, Pa. – A monster afternoon from Ashley Fox helped Karns City roll past homestanding Redbank Valley, 14-0.

Ashley Fox was 4-for-4 with two home runs, a triple, four runs scored, and eight RBIs.

Marra Patton added a 3-for-4 day with a double and two RBIs for the Lady Gremlins, while Ava Fox was 1-for-1 with a triple, a run scored, and two RBIs.

Also for Karns City, Garrah Milochil went 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, and three runs scored, Jess Dunn was 2-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored, and Megan Whitmire was 2-for-4 with an RBI.

Whitmire and Patton combined on a two-hit shutout.

Whitmire went the first two innings allowing two runs and two walks, while Patton got the win going three innings of hitless ball while striking out six.

Brooke Holben took the loss giving up 14 runs, 13 earned, on 15 hits and two walks while striking out one.

CLARION 11, CLARION-LIMESTONE 10

STRATTANVILLE, Pa. – A great defensive play in the bottom of the seventh inning saved the day for the Clarion softball team in an 11-10 slugfest win at rival Clarion-Limestone.

Leading by one going to the bottom of the seventh, the Lady Cats got the first two outs before an error, a wild pitch, and a walk opened the door for the Lady Lions putting runners on first and second for Kendall Dunn.

Dunn then beat out a slow roller to third, and C-L tried the tie the game by sending Frances Milliron, the runner at second, home on the play.

Clarion first baseman Payton Simko, however, threw a strike to catcher Jordan Best, who tagged out Milliron to end the game.

Clarion, which trailed 10-6 going to the sixth, tied the game with a four-run sixth before taking the lead for good in the seventh when Noel Anthony doubled home Jadyn Shaftic from second base. Shaftic had walked with one out and had gone to second on a wild pitch.

That capped a strong game for Anthony, who was 4-for-4 with a pair of doubles, three runs scored, and two RBIs.

Best hit a home run for Clarion and was 2-for-5 with two runs scored and three RBIs, while Kylee Beers was 2-for-4 with a double and three RBIs.

Abby Himes had a big game for C-L going 3-for-3 with a triple, an RBI, and four runs scored, while Dunn was 3-for-5 with a double, a triple, a run scored, and three RBIs.

Also for the Lady Lions, Regan Husted was 3-for-4 with a run scored, Abby Knapp was 2-for-3 with a run scored and two RBIs, and Alyssa Wiant was 2-for-4 with a run scored.

Beers got the win in relief of Simko going two scoreless innings allowing two hits and a walk while striking out two.

Simko pitched five innings giving up 10 runs, six earned, on 12 hits and two walks while striking out three.

Husted took the loss in relief for C-L pitching 1 ⅔ innings giving up three runs, all earned, on two hits and three walks while striking out two.

Cassidy Makray started for the Lady Lions and pitched 5 ⅓ innings giving up eight runs, seven earned, on nine hits and four walks while striking out three.

A-C VALLEY 13, KEYSTONE 7

WEST FREEDOM, Pa. – Andrea Meals hit a pair of home runs and Kenzie Parks had four hits to lead A-C Valley past visiting Keystone, 13-7.

Meals was 2-for-3 with a walk, two RBIs, and four runs scored for the Lady Falcons, while Parks went 4-for-4 with a double, three runs scored, and three RBIs.

Also for A-C Valley, Brooke Terwilliger was 3-for-3 with a double, a walk, a run scored, and an RBI, Meah Ielase was 2-for-5 with a double and two runs scored, and Bailey Blauser was 2-for-4 with a run scored and two RBIs.

Natalie Bowser was 1-for-4 with a double and a run scored for Keystone.

Parks got the win for A-C Valley going seven innings allowing seven runs, three earned, on five hits, four walks, and a hit batter while striking out three.

Bowser took the loss for Keystone lasting 2 ⅓ innings allowing nine runs, eight earned, on eight hits, three walks, and a hit batter. She struck out two. Leah Exley pitched 3 ⅔ innings giving up four earned runs on eight hits and a hit batter while striking out five.

COUDERSPORT 19, GALETON 12

GALETON, Pa. – Makenzie Gentzyel led a 16-hit attack with four base knocks, including three doubles and a triple, as visiting Coudersport outslugged Galeton, 19-12.

Gentzyel was 4-for-6 with three runs scored and two RBIs, while Kaylee VanWhy went 3-for-5 with three doubles, three runs scored, and two RBIs.

Also for the Lady Falcons, Addie Myers was 2-for-4 with a double, a triple, two runs scored, and four RBIs, Sierra Myers was 1-for-2 with three walks, three runs scored, and two RBIs, Savannah Myers scored three times and drove in a run, Madyson Dubots-Angood was 2-for-2 with two doubles, two runs scored, and two RBIs and Ryelle Black was 2-for-4 with a run scored and two RBIs.

Mikayla Schott paced Galeton going 2-for-4 with a triple and four runs scored, Chloe Fuller was 4-for-5 with two RBIs and a run scored, Alli Macensky was 2-for-4 with a walk, a run scored, and an RBI, and Olivia Rohbaugh scored twice.

Black got the win in relief going 5 ⅓ innings allowing six runs, five earned, on eight hits and three walks while striking out seven. Addie Myers started for Coudersport and went 1 ⅔ innings allowing six runs, five earned, on three hits and seven walks while striking out two.

Schott took the loss pitching seven innings and giving up 19 runs, 12 earned, on 16 hits and six walks while striking out eight.

DUBOIS CENTRAL CATHOLIC 8, JOHNSONBURG 0

JOHNSONBURG, Pa. – Morgan Tyler tossed a three-hit shutout, and Shyanne Lundy had three hits to lead visiting DuBois Central Catholic to an 8-0 win over Johnsonburg.

Tyler struck out 16 while walking two in getting the win.

Lundy, meanwhile, was 3-for-4 with a double, a run scored, and two RBIs.

Also for DCC on offense, Emma Spulizio went 2-for-4 with a triple, a run scored, and two RBIs, and Mia Meholick 1-for-4 with a double, two runs scored, and an RBI.

Julia Jones took the loss going seven innings and allowing eight runs, five earned, on 11 hits and a walk while striking out eight.

MONITEAU 24, UNION 1, FIVE INNINGS

RIMERSBURG, Pa. – Emma Covert drove in six runs to help Moniteau to a 24-1, five-inning win over Union.

Covert was 3-fo-5 with a home run and two runs scored for the Lady Warriors, who also got four RBIs apiece from Courtney Stewart and Abby Rottman.

Stewart was 3-for-5 with a home run, a triple, and a double while scoring five times, and Rottman was 2-for-3 with a double, three walks, and four runs scored.

Emily Staab (1-for-3, 2 runs scored) and Taylor Shultz (1-for-3, 3 walks, 1 2B, 4 runs scored) each drove in a pair of runs as well for Moniteau.

Stewart tossed a five-inning no-hitter. She did give up a run while walking a batter and striking out eight.

Ava Shreckengost scored the lone run for Union.

Morgan Cumberland suffered the loss going two innings and allowing eight runs, seven earned, on five hits and five walks while striking out two.

OSWAYO VALLEY 9, PORT ALLEGANY 5

SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa. – Hannah Winseck went 3-for-4 with a triple, two runs scored, and an RBI to help Oswayo Valley to a 9-5 win over visiting Port Allegany.

MaKenzie Mesler added three RBIs for the Green Wave while going 1-for-3, while Jadyn Brabham was 1-for-3 with a triple, a run scored, and two RBIs, and Brooke George was 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored. Macy West also scored twice in the victory, and Liberty Enty was 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored.

Bree Garzel was 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored to pace Port Allegany, while Marah Rush was 2-for-3 with a run scored.

West got the win going 6 ⅔ innings allowing five earned runs on six hits and 10 walks while striking out 16. Mesler got the save despite throwing just one pitch, a wild one that ended in a runner out at the plate.

CURWENSVILLE 8, KANE 0

CURWENSVILLE, Pa. – Joslynne Freyer threw a one-hit shutout, coming twoo outs from a no-hitter, to lead Curwensville to an 8-0 win over visiting Kane.

Freyer walked one and struck out 12 in seven innings of work. She was also 2-for-4 with a double.

Maya Smith broke up Freyer’s bid for a no-hitter with a one-out single in the top of the seventh.

Mackenzie Wall hit a home run for the Lady Tide and went 1-for-3 with a walk, a run scored, and two RBIs while Teagan Harzinski was 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored.

Also for Curwensville, Shyanne Rudy went 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, and an RBI.

Madison Stahli took the loss giving up eight runs, six earned, on 11 hits and five walks while striking out four.

OTTO-ELDRED 18, SMETHPORT 0, 3 INNINGS

SMETHPORT, Pa. – Kayley Heller went 2-for-3 with a three-run home run, a double, and four RBIs to help Otto-Eldred to an 18-0, three-inning win at Smethport.

Hannah Gordon and Abby Wolfe each added three RBIs for the Lady Terrors with Wolfe going 3-for-3 and Gordon 2-for-2 with a pair of doubles.

Also for Otto-Eldred, Katie Sheeler was 3-for-3 with a double and an RBI, and Bri Heller was 2-for-2 with two RBIs.

Wolfe, Heller and Kate Rhinehart each pitched an inning for Otto-Eldred and combined on a perfect game with Heller getting the win. They struck out all nine batters they faced.

Tyler Colley took the loss allowing all 18 runs on 17 hits and five walks while striking out one.

CLEARFIELD 11, CENTRAL-MARTINSBURG 5

MARTINSBURG, Pa. – Lauren Ressler went 5-for-5 with a home run, a double, four runs, and three RBIs to lift visiting Clearfield to an 11-5 win over Central-Martinsburg.

Olivia Bender was also 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles, a walk, two runs scored, and three RBIs for the Lady Bison, while Ruby Singleton went 3-for-5 with a double and three runs scored, Alexis Benton 2-for-4 with two doubles, a run scored, and an RBI, and Alexis Bumbarger 2-for-3 with a run scored. Morgan Cheek also chipped in a pair of RBIs.

Emma Hipps got the win going seven innings allowing five runs, four earned, on six hits and three walks while striking out 15.

LIGONIER VALLEY 6, PUNXSUTAWNEY 0

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. – Madison Griffin threw a one-hit shutout to lead visiting Ligonier Valley to a 6-0 win over Punxsutawney.

Griffin walked three and struck out 12 and helped herself at the plate going 2-for-4 with a pair of runs scored.

Kailey Johnston was also 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored for the victors, while Isabella Vargulish was 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI.

Madi Shiock had the lone hit for Punxsutawney.

Elliott Ferrent took the loss going four innings allowing six runs, one earned, on six his and three walks while striking out three. Ciarra Toven threw three scoreless innings of relief allowing a hit while striking out six.

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